Kim Yong-ju

1920 - 2021

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Kim Yong Ju (Korean: 김영주; 21 September 1920 – 14 December 2021) was a North Korean politician and the younger brother of Kim Il Sung, who ruled North Korea from 1948 to 1994. Under his brother's rule, Kim Yong Ju held key posts including Politburo member in the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) during the 1960s and early 1970s, but he fell out of favour in 1974 following a power struggle with Kim Jong Il. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kim Yong-ju has received more than 409,023 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Kim Yong-ju is the 6,121st most popular politician (down from 4,112th in 2019).

Memorability Metrics

  • 410k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 58.02

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.09

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.02

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Kim Yong-ju has had the most page views in the with 55,496 views, followed by Japanese (15,926), and Chinese (14,395). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Persian (73.29%), Indonesian (70.33%), and Italian (62.96%)


Among politicians, Kim Yong-ju ranks 6,121 out of 19,576Before him are Charlotte Marguerite de Montmorency, Anna of Sweden, Irene Camber, Chen Yun, Iveta Radičová, and Al-Qadir. After him are Jorge Alessandri, Boutros Ghali, François Bozizé, Lucius Licinius Crassus, Federico I Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua, and Charles Dupuy.

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Among people born in 1920, Kim Yong-ju ranks 95Before him are Franklin J. Schaffner, Karl Albrecht, John Harsanyi, Ben Ferencz, Ricardo Montalbán, and Heinz Hitler. After him are Peggy Lee, Eileen Chang, Bruno Maderna, Roberto Calvi, Vilém Flusser, and Constanze Manziarly. Among people deceased in 2021, Kim Yong-ju ranks 106Before him are Max Mosley, Carolyn S. Shoemaker, Viktor Bryukhanov, Christian Boltanski, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, and Luis del Sol. After him are Marion Ramsey, Gunnel Lindblom, Olympia Dukakis, Frank Williams, Tarcisio Burgnich, and Christa Ludwig.

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